Fifa's secretary general has confirmed what most in the football world believe: Qatar's World Cup will be moved to later in 2022.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke told Radio France the football event would be held at year-end, but Fifa says no such decision has been made.
Companies building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be forced to guarantee welfare standards for workers, in response to criticism.
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has gone on the defensive over claims of widespread abuse of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The US's decision to not strike Syria leaves Saudi Arabia and Qatar with a few options beyond continuing to fund one side in a military stalemate.
The country has a new emir, a small population and a lot of money to burn.
Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has abdicated in favour of his 33-year-old son Sheikh Tamim, a first for the Arab world.
The Gulf state is daring to flex its diplomatic, cultural and military muscles. And the effects are being felt from the Shard to Syria.
Two South Africans, including a toddler, were among the 19 foreign nationals who had died in a fire that ripped through shopping mall in Qatar.
Leaders and officials attending the third World Investment Forum on Saturday called for channeling more investments to poor nations.
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Qatar has not said if it will sell alcohol at stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, but an official says he didn't see a reason to sell it at matches.
President Jacob Zuma is in for a busy few weeks as he leaves for Qatar on Monday to strengthen political and economic relations between the countries.
The Arab League has met for talks to extend its observer mission to Syria, with Riyadh 'pulling its observers' as Damascus has not kept its promises.
US government in danger of missing out on historic peace settlement in Afghanistan.
Inmates in Afghanistan's US-run Bagram Prison have faced abuses including torture, beatings and other mistreatment, according to a government report.
Rafael Nadal had to fight hard not to lose his opening match of 2012, fighting back against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Qatar Open.
The Arab League expects Syria to agree soon to allow observers in to monitor and mediate the protection of civilians while peace talks get under way.
According to the presidency of COP17, an ad hoc group will now work towards charting a new universal legal agreement on climate change.
Libya's new rulers have said that they are ready to forgive the forces of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi.